Olivia Dean

Policy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Public health, nutrition, and health disparities


Olivia Dean is a policy analyst with AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). Her work focuses on a wide variety of health-related issues, with an emphasis on public health, health disparities, mental health, and healthy behavior.

Before joining PPI, Olivia served in AmeriCorps VISTA with the AARP Foundation, where she played a key role in expanding the organization’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program outreach efforts.

Olivia received her bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Publication

G. Smolka, O. Dean, K. J. Caswell, T. Waidmann, and A. Weiss, “Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans 50–64: Use of Insurance Marketplaces,” AARP Public Policy Institute, Insight on the Issues 96 (December 2014).






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